WORLD’S COOLEST WINTER
With everything it has achieved over the past 50 years, the UAE has become a destination for those who seek exceptional experiences in various fields, and so is its winter, which offers unique and amazing options.
This competition uses the light to reflect the most beautiful natural, cultural and recreational landmarks of the UAE, highlight its diverse tourism activities and encourage the public and photographers to share their experiences in a winter that is full of activities and events, and to take the most wonderful pictures that reflect the uniqueness and beauty of nature, and the UAE’s fertile environmental diversity that enriches experiences. It allows them to enjoy its warm winter, in deserts, plains, valleys and mountains, uniqueness of its sea view, diversity of its wildlife, and celebrate the faces, streets and society of the UAE with the creativity of their lenses.
All participants MUST fill their Instagram account details into their profiles at www.hipa.ae
After uploading the photos and portfolios into HIPA Members system, All participants MUST publish their participated photos on Instagram with the hash tag #WorldsCoolestWinter
Participants should submit their photographs based on the following categories:
You can participate with single photo under each category
The desert of the Emirates is not just sand dunes but a landscape that contains many rich details and interesting variations that delight the eye, please the mind and motivate photographers to write their signatures on the most beautiful photos.
The length of the UAE’s coastline is close to 730km, and its beaches, its terrain, its visual details and its lifestyle all attract the creative lens to capture its full variety.
The mountainous areas of the UAE always feature in the list of the most important tourist attractions in the country, and areas such as Hatta, Jebel Jais, and Khorfakkan are some of the most prominent mountain tourism centres.
They are part of the country's cultural heritage and contain a range of attractions for tourists, whether local or international. The valleys of Al-Hilu, Daba'a, Shis, Ghalila, Al-Wariah all come alive in a UAE winter.
The bird's-eye view offers another perspective on the UAE’s different regions and their distinct landscapes and features. The view from above highlights the subtle contrasts, the unique aesthetic features, and the broad, majestic sweep of the country.
You can participate with seven photos under each portfolio category
Having topped regional and international indices of well-being and quality of life, the UAE is a model as lived by its residents and visitors. They experience the essence of Emirati lifestyle daily, and the lens in the Portfolio category will creatively portray the UAE's values in tolerance, coexistence and unity
The wilderness of the Emirates, whose diverse landscapes and terrains provide a home to a rich array of animal, bird and plant life, seeks an expert eye and a patient lens to convey it to the world. The attentive will be able to capture the finest details of nature’s wonders.
Portrait photographers say they the face tells the full story of every individual, their successes and failures, their struggles and comforts, their hopes and anxieties. We are seeking a mosaic of faces that will represent the people of the UAE in all their emotions.
The fastest way to get to know the identity and culture of a country is to go out to its streets – discover its heritage, experience its present and anticipate its future. Life on the streets is a precise mirror of the world around us, reflecting society and capturing minute details and poignant moments. This category gives the photographer the freedom to express themselves through the world around them. Be inspired by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Franck Robert and Paul Strand, who have realized how they represent street life in diverse and inspiring ways.
The competition is open for online submissions only through the registration page available on www.hipa.ae.
Submissions will be accepted from 00:01 on 20th December 2021 until 24:00 on 20th January 2022, UAE standard time (i.e. GMT +4). No submissions will be accepted after that time.
Participants must be individuals aged 18 years and over, at the time of their submission
You hereby certify that you are eighteen (18) years old or older at the date of submitting your photo(s) to the competition. You further understand and agree that UAE Government Media Office x HIPA reserve the right and will automatically and without further notice discard any photo(s) that are found to be submitted by a participant that is below eighteen (18) years old at the time of the submission.
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